Reclaiming the Wise Woman

One night there is a heartbeat at the door.
Outside, a woman in the fog,
with hair of twigs and a dress of weed,
dripping green lake water.
She says “I am you,
And I have travelled a long distance
come with me, there is something I must show you…”
She turns to go, her cloak falls open,
Suddenly golden light…everywhere, golden light….


Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Woman who lives under the Lake.


We need not travel far to meet with the Wise Woman, for She is already within you.  She cares not for your age, status or education, for She lives beyond time, form and thought. The Wise Woman, or Cailleach as She is known in Celtic mythology, cares only that you see  Her and start to trace the thread of Her presence within and around you.  She’s ancient and new-born in one and Her voice has many tongues, that you’ve heard, and over-looked many times.  You know the Wise Woman in the shape of the earth beneath your feet, in the garden you tend, the stark beauty of winter and the stirring seeds of spring.  She’s the whisperings of wind, caw of crow, flow of river, howl of wolf and buzz of bees.  You touch her in the roundness of your belly, the curls of your hair and the soft, silken sack cradling your heart.  She is that which you abandoned to fit in, be good, be nice and stay small!  She is the ever present deep stillness and silence of being, gesture of Kwan Yin, presence of Mary, dance of Kali.

We will explore your meeting and deepening relationship with the Wise Woman in ways that speak to you including a combination of; meditation, river walks, drum journey, craniosacral therapy, creating simple ceremony and reflective conversation.  This process happens over a cycle of 8, one and a half hour sessions.